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October 24, 2018

Media Advisory: New York State Hosts First-Ever Forestry and Wood Products Summit

Media Advisory: New York State Hosts First-Ever Forestry and Wood Products Summit
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WHAT:

New York State will kick off the state’s first-ever Forestry and Wood Products Summit to advance growth of the $23 billion forest products industry. Industry partners and members of the Wood Products Development Council will discuss strategies and opportunities for growing the state’s forest products businesses, which are a major part of the state’s economy and environmental conservation efforts.

Approximately one-third of New York’s forest industry sector is based in the Southern Tier, with nearly $7 billion dollars in economic output. Summit will be preceded by a tour of a lumber mill in Owego.

 

WHEN:

Thursday, October 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

***Press Tour of Wagner Lumber in Owego begins at 10:30 a.m.***

***Summit begins at 1 p.m.***

 

WHERE:

Broome County Regional Farmers Market, 840 Front Street, Binghamton

*** Preceded by tour at Wagner Lumber, 4060 Gaskill Rd., Owego. ***

 

WHO: State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Senator Thomas O’Mara Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Members of the Wood Products Development Council